Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Sunday, August 26, 2007

(Audio) Receiver Bleg.

Well, my Technics SA-EX400 receiver has finally given up the ghost. It is no more. It's a dead parrot.

I need a new one.

There is never a good time to buy new audio equipment - everything changes so fast in that industry. I remember reading some piece of fiction sometime where the main character said something on the order of "I'm not going to start buying compact discs until somebody promises me that this is the LAST change they're going to make!"

I am not an audiophile. This thing goes into my living room, where the acoustics are about equivalent to a - well, a living room. Not a listening chamber.

Here's what I hook to it:

A turntable (needs a needle, though.)
A dual cassette deck
A 5-disc CD changer
A DVD player (non-HD, but maybe someday)

This receiver is a 5 channel (maybe 5.1, but I don't recall seeing a subwoofer output. Hey, it's been a couple of years...) I use the two main channels and the center channel. It has Dolby Pro Logic, which I like, even though I'm not using the extra two channels. Again, maybe some day. It has an AM/FM tuner as well.

My budget is about $300 +/-. Any suggestions?

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